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Jakarta Post

Jakarta returns to transitional PSBB rules

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil


Jakarta   /   Mon, October 12 2020   /  01:00 am
Gubernur DKI Jakarta Anies Baswedan (Tribunews/handout)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has once again relaxed large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the capital, starting another transitional phase on Monday despite the more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases confirmed daily. “We implemented the emergency brake policy [full PSBB] for about a month because the number of cases was increasing out of our control. After the number of new cases became more stable, we started to release the brakes slowly, step by step,” Anies said in a written statement on Sunday. The transitional period will last at least until Oct. 25. Anies said the decision was based on the number of daily new cases, the daily mortality rate and the trend of total active cases that has flattened during the past few weeks, as well as the increased hospital capacity for COVID-19 patients. Jakarta imposed the PSBB policy for the first time in April, mand...